Hilary of Arles, Saint

Hilary of Arles, Saint

▪ bishop of Arles
born 401, probably northern Gaul
died May 5, 449, Arles; feast day May 5

      Gallo-Roman bishop of Arles who is often regarded as providing the occasion for extending papal authority in Gaul.

      While young, he entered the Abbey of Lérins that was presided over by his kinsman Honoratus, who later became bishop of Arles. In 429, Hilary succeeded Honoratus as bishop and vigorously promoted reforms through several councils, including that of Orange (441). His enthusiasm led him to interfere with provinces outside his metropolitan jurisdiction: in 443–444, he deposed Bishop Chelidonius of Besançon, irregularly replacing him with another bishop, Projectus, an act that was quashed by Pope St. Leo I the Great, who deprived Hilary of all metropolitan rights but did not remove him from his see. These measures, to which Hilary submitted, were endorsed by a decree of the Western Roman emperor Valentinian III.

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